With a full slate of Football League fixtures coupled with the Champions League, we’ve put together a 10/1 Goals Galore fivefold that we think is worth giving serious consideration…
Sporting CP vs. Spurs
Burton Albion vs. Portsmouth
Ipswich Town vs. Bristol Rovers
Wycombe Wanderers vs. Accrington Stanley
Liverpool vs. Ajax
We’ll start over in Portugal where the recent stats suggest BTTS is not a good play. The home side haven’t been involved in a contest where both teams have scored since their first league game of the season – a 3-3 draw away to Braga. Yet I think this is a good jumping off point for this fivefold as Spurs have found the back of the net in all seven of their competitive games this season and you have to like the home side to score in front of their own crowd. They scored three in Germany when defeating Eintracht Frankfurt last week.
Next up we have a trio of Football League fixtures – all set to kick-off at 19:45. First of all we go to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s former stomping ground. Dino Maamria has taken temporary charge of first team affairs and that caretaker manager bounce is one I’m always going to take note of. They look a good bet to score and have done in their previous three games. They have also already conceded 20 on the season and Portsmouth are top scorers in League 1 with 15. Very comfortable with this as the second leg.
Ipswich have scored only one fewer than Portsmouth with 14 goals and have found the back of the net at least once in all seven league games so far in their 2022/23 campaign. Bristol Rovers are one of only two sides in the bottom half of the league table to have hit double digits for the season through seven games. They have also scored in four straight.
Last up as part of the Football League middle part of this fivefold, we travel to Adams Park where the home side are the other team in the bottom half to have already amassed ten or more goals on the season. BTTS has come in for three straight Wycombe games and as for Accrington Stanley, they have scored in all three of their away league games.
The fifth and final game involves the hugely disappointing Liverpool and the exciting Ajax. Erik ten Hag may have departed but in his absence, his former club have scored in every single game – including pre-season friendlies. They routed Rangers 4-0 last week and followed that up by putting five past Heerenveen at the weekend. I’m more confident in them scoring at Anfield than I am Jurgen Klopp’s side but the thought of them not being able to muster a single goal at home on a European evening feels far-fetched – no matter their form or opponent.